Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis and Timur "buster" Tulepov have been removed from Virtus.pro's active roster, the Russian organization announce on Twitter this Monday.
The roster move comes only one day after the conclusion of PGL Major Antwerp, which ended up being a huge disappointment for Virtus.pro/Outsiders by only reaching an overall 12-14th placement. Virtus.pro explain the roster move like this:
- In the recent tournaments, the roster failed to meet the expectations of the fans, management, and its own, therefore we made a collective decision to go for changes in the roster. (...) Due to a number of reasons, some of which are related to the current international environment, YEKINDAR’s journey in the Virtus.pro CS:GO roster comes to an end, the statement says which also touched on buster's benching:
- He [buster] needs a new challenge, while we need fresh ideas about the game. This decision is going to be mutually beneficial and will allow both the player and the club to keep progressing and striving for success.
Virtus.pro | Active Roster
Dzhami “Jame” Ali
Aleksey “Qikert” Golubev
Evgeny “FL1T” Lebedev
Dastan “dastan” Akbaev (coach)